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Loyola University New Orleans student wins national collegiate journalism award

Loyola press release - November 2, 2001

(New Orleans)—Loyola University student Leo Juarez, a junior from New Orleans, has won first place in the sports category in the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Story of the Year 2000 contest. This is a national competition sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and ACP. Juarez, a print journalism major, was presented with the award at the national convention on October 27, 2001. He is a 1999 graduate of Brother Martin High School.

The Loyola University student newspaper, the Maroon, was also recognized as a Pacemaker finalist in the print newspaper category.

Juarez' story was entitled "A Sporting Chance" and discussed the debate about whether or not Loyola should offer scholastic scholarships. It was published in the Maroon on October 6, 2000.

The Associated Collegiate Press is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association, formed in 1921. ACP was first established as a distinct division in 1933. It is the largest and oldest membership organization for college student media in the United States. These awards are college journalism's most prestigious and oldest for general excellence.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. Today, the university serves approximately 5,550 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.